Asgiriya, Malwatta chief prelates request all temples to chant Pirith for a week
March 31, 2020 11:57 pm
The chief prelates of Asgiriya and Malwatta chapters have requested all Buddhist temples in the country to chant ‘Pirith’ every day for a consecutive week.
This request comes as Covid-19 cases tally of Sri Lanka is on the rise, and the risks of the local outbreak are yet to be eliminated.
The chief prelates have also appealed to the general public to join this religious programme from their homes while adhering to the health guidelines of the government.
Accordingly, all Buddhist temples in the country are to chant ‘Pirith’ for a period of an hour (7.00 pm to 8.00 pm) every day for a week starting from tomorrow (01). They have been requested to ring the temple’s bell, to observe Pansil, to chant Ratana Sutta and Girimananda Sutta followed by an act of truth (Sacca Kriya) performed at 7.55 pm in all temples to seek blessings for the people.